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J-5 Model, PLAAF (China Air Force), 1960s - Hobby Master HA5907

J-5 Model, PLAAF (China Air Force), 1960s - Hobby Master HA5907 - click to enlarge
J-5 Model, PLAAF (China Air Force), 1960s - Hobby Master HA5907 - click to enlarge

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Shenyang J-5 “Fresco” (MiG-17) – Red 2671, People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF/China Air Force), 1960s

1:72 Scale.  Length: 6".  Wingspan: 5.25"

Limited production of approximately 400 models worldwide

The Shenyang J-5 (NATO – Fresco) was a licensed version of the Soviet MiG-17. In the 1950s the PLAAF received several MiG-17As and designated them J-4 but in order for the PLAAF to use the latest production methods they needed newer aircraft so they obtained plans, kits and parts for the MiG-17F that would eventually become the J-5. The first J-5 built was serial 0101 and performed its maiden flight on July 19 1956. This aircraft is on display at the China Aviation Museum located 40 km (25 mi) north of Beijing.

The Soviet built Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (NATO reporting name: Fresco) was initially called the MiG-15bis. The MiG-17 completed its maiden flight on January 13, 1950 and entered service in 1952. There were five variants of the MiG-17 with the MiG-17F (Fresco C) becoming the main variant. The new Klimov VK-1F engine was the first Soviet built engine with an afterburner and variable nozzle. The installation of this new engine gave the MiG-17F double the rate of climb of previous variants and greatly improved vertical maneuvers. This aircraft lacked radar and was purely a day-time fighter.

Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a J-5 (MiG-17) features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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